Friday, October 03, 2008

Is Google's new blog meme tracker any good?

Google launched a blog meme tracker this week and it was about time.

Sadly, I'm underwhelmed. Where are the RSS feeds? In fact; where's the original content? The screen grab below is marked up with the same American VP debate highlighted in red - it accounts for about 33% of the page. Meh.

I'm not entirely happy with a meme tracker that shows topics that are 19 hours old too. I'd much rather have the breaking topics?

Some suggestions:
  • List topics which a number of blogs have just written about.
  • Let us suggest a keyword theme and meme track posts which fit in there.
  • Google needs to get to grips with blogs and geography - I'm interested in American politics but not that interested